Throwback: Vanessa Williams-Work To Do

Vanessa Williams’s cover of The Isley Brothers’ “Work To Do” was the fifth single from her sophomore album The Comfort Zone. Williams’s conviction made her version a motivator for many of her women listeners. They were able to relate to the message of striking a balance between career work and home obligations. Rapper Dres of Black Sheep added his verses which offered the perspective of Williams’ partner who respectfully waits for her to come home after completing her job.  The video for “Work To Do” had some of the best choreography featured in all of Williams’s visuals. There was no doubt that she made The Isleys proud with her passionate rendition of their 1972 song by making it a Top 5 hit in 1992 without losing any of the soul from the original. The Comfort Zone received five Grammy nominations and has gone down as one of the must-have albums from the ’90s. Williams’s videos for “Save The Best For Last,” “The Sweetest Day” and “Dreamin'” have been newly remastered. 


Producer Newselph Shares Mad Men Remix Feat. Sintax The Terrific & Evitan (Dres & Jarobi)

Producer Newselph shares “Mad Men” remix featuring Sintax The Terrific and Evitan which is Dres from Black Sheep and Jarobi from A Tribe Called Quest. DJ Just Because adds scratches to the Golden Era-esque track originally recorded by Midcentury Modern/Sintax The Terrific. Newselph’s version adds thicker beats,  a murkier landscape and the sounds of a crowd. Their collective love for New York’s prime rap era is heard in the shoutouts to Slick Rick,  the Force MDs and fat shoelaces. The single is on the tracklisting of the Canadian producer’s upcoming If It Ain’t Broke, Remix It coming out December 9th


MidCentury Modern-Mad Men Featuring Evitan (Dres Of Black Sheep & Jarobi From ATCQ)

Sintax the Terrific and Rheomatic are MidCentury Modern and the duo is getting ready to release The Goodness on December 16th. “Mad Men”  featuring Evitan  (Dres from Black Sheep and Jarobi from ATCQ)  is from The Goodness. You can pre-order the album from iTunes or Bandcamp before the official release date.

EVITAN-P.T.I. (Occupy Wallstreet)


Dres from Black Sheep and Jarobi, a founding member of A Tribe Called Quest are EVITAN, which is native spelled backwards (as in Native Tongue.) The two have an untitled album planned for 2012 and “P.T.I. (Occupy Wallstreet)” is the first single.